Parkway Playhouse Junior students bring the stubborn denizens of River City, Iowa to vivid life in The Music Man Jr; an adaptation of the American musical comedy classic The Music Man. Performances will be held at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre, located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets range from $5.00 to $11.00 and can be purchased for at the Parkway Playhouse Box Office.
The cast is comprised of approximately 25 area students ranging in age from 10 to 18 under the direction of Parkway Playhouse teaching artists Kristen Livengood, Amy Weinmeister, Roberta Whiteside, and Megan Gatts.
With music, book, and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, The Music Man Jr. is a family-friendly musical, designed for middle and high school aged performers, and is based on the 1957 Broadway Blockbuster of the same name. It is the story of the irrepressible traveling band instrument salesman (and con artist), Professor Harold Hill.
When Professor Hill arrives in the starchy Midwestern town of River City Iowa, he creates a swirl of excitement by organizing a marching band and selling instruments. However, Hill’s plans to pocket the money and split town before anyone finds out becomes complicated by his infatuation with Marian, the town’s librarian, who is suspicious of Professor Hill’s charming veneer.
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